FRAZIER PARK — A female fugitive was arrested on Sunday night after leading police on a high speed chase on Interstate 5 in southern California.
Katherine Duenckel, 55, was booked into the Kern County Jail’s Central Receiving Facility in Bakersfield for evading a peace officer, resisting arrest, terrorist threats and the outstanding felony warrant.
According to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, deputies received information that Duenckel, who was wanted on a felony arrest warrant for child endangerment, being under the influence of a controlled substance and resisting arrest, was spotted in the small mountain town of Frazier Park in southern Kern County at about 10 p.m. on May 11.
Deputies began a search and eventually located Duenckel sitting in a vehicle in the parking lot of the Motel 6.
When deputies approached Duenckel she sped away, leading deputies and officers from the California Highway Patrol, on a pursuit that eventually ended two hours later near the City of Hawthorne in Los Angeles County.
Duenckel was transported back to Bakersfield for booking.
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